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Vltava – a band defying easy definitions

31-08-2014 02:01 | Ruth Fraňková

Vltava, photo: archive of the band The Czech band Vltava was established in 1986 by the singer Robert Nebřenský and other renowned musicians.   More

Magazine

Magazine

30-08-2014 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: archive of Customs Administration of the Czech Republic In Magazine: a pub owner is in hot water for displaying a stuffed bear, a hotelier in Mikulov makes headlines after threatening to humiliate visitors who pee outside his hotel, a sixteen-year-old boy out on a joyride smashes into a police car, three Czech women declare war on a cheating husband’s mistress and two literary buffs are turning police reports into poetry.   More

Letter from Prague

Rollerblading in Nymburk

30-08-2014 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Illustrative photo: Jitka Englová When I first started dating my future wife around 12 years ago, one of the first challenges I faced as a ‘suitable’ potential partner was the roller blade test. A skate not on Prague's fairly flat Letná Plain (well okay, we did that too) but a suicidal slalom down a road in Stromovka Park.   More

Czech Books

Romany writers at home on Facebook

30-08-2014 02:01 | David Vaughan

In a recent edition of Czech Books, we spoke to the Romany writer, Irena Eliášová. She mentioned that her novel, November, had been published earlier this year by an internet publisher. This inspired David Vaughan to find out more about Romany writing in the digital age, and he discovered that Czech Roma have embraced the social media in a big way.   More

Arts

Brave New Worlds the theme of upcoming Fresh Film Fest

29-08-2014 16:52 | Jan Velinger

The Fresh Film Fest – highlighting films by debuting directors, students and professionals – is just around the corner, set to take place in Prague in the second half of September. Ahead of the festival, Radio Prague spoke to Fresh Film’s programme director Michal Hogenauer.  More

Current Affairs

Ombudswoman’s defence of hijab sparks heated debate in the Czech Republic

29-08-2014 15:21 | Ruth Fraňková

Illustrative photo: Ruth Livingstone / freeimages Czech Ombudswoman Anna Šabatová has stirred heated debate on the Czech political scene by standing up for two students who were banned from wearing headscarves at a medical school in Prague. Politicians across the political spectrum as well as President...  More

Panorama

Vice-president of the Confederation of Industry: Russia will always be an important third market for Czech exporters

28-08-2014 16:03 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Agnés Joyaut Intensive negotiations are underway to try to cushion the impact of the Ukrainian crisis on Czech exporters. The Agriculture Ministry has estimated this year’s loses at around 300 million crowns while the Confederation of Industry is talking about billion crown losses due to disappearing contracts, problematic funding and heightened competition from Asian exporters on the Russian market.   More

In Focus

Raketon - a myriad of sounds on two strings

26-08-2014 15:36 | Masha Volynsky

Raketon, photo: Tomáš Rasl A one-of-a-kind instrument called raketon made its first public appearance three years ago in a museum exhibit, but this week it had its debut in a contemporary classical music concert, together with Prague’s Berg Orchestra. I had a chance to speak to...  More

Sports News

Sports News

25-08-2014 15:53 | Ian Willoughby

Sparta Prague - Dukla Prague, photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Two league defeats in two weekends for Sparta – weakened side no excuse, says Lavička; Špotáková beaten for first time this season in Birmingham; Kvitová lifts New Haven title on eve of US Open; and no medals for Czechs at...  More

One on One

Darek Jakubowicz: One of group of Bohemians’ fans about to retrace famous 1927 tour of Australia

25-08-2014 15:51 | Ian Willoughby

Darek Jakubowicz, photo: Ian Willoughby Next Monday a group of fans of Bohemians 1905 are setting off on a huge adventure. The supporters are heading to Australia to retrace a famous 1920s tour that gave the Prague soccer club both their name and their “kangaroo” logo. Among the party visiting 10 cities Down Under will be Darek Jakubowicz, whose family company are majority shareholders and main sponsors of Bohemians.  More

My Prague

My Prague – Adam Štěch

23-08-2014 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Adam Štěch, photo: Ian Willoughby Adam Štěch writes for the leading Czech design magazine Dolce Vita, as well as high-end international outlets like the website Coolhunting and Mark magazine. He also takes part in projects around Europe as part of the Okolo design collective, which produces an impressive magazine of its own. Our tour of “Adam Štěch’s Prague” begins downtown on the plaza beside the National Theatre and behind the institution’s futuristic New Stage building.   More

SoundCzech

Words, words, words

23-08-2014 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Kristýna Maková Hello and welcome to another edition of SoundCzech in which you can learn Czech phrases with the help of song lyrics. Today’s song is by the group Spiritual Kvintet and the phrase to listen out for is “správné slovo”.   More

Czech Life

The “Old Bohemian” Trdelník

23-08-2014 02:01 | Dominik Jůn

Trdelník, photo: Kristýna Maková Old Town Square in the middle of a typically busy tourist-filled summer’s day. Along one side are several food stalls, which are a relatively new feature for the Old Town. They are selling crepes and hams and sausages and one unmistakable stall is selling...  More

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